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Get ready for this Dental instruments quiz. A dentist has so many instruments on their desk, and if you are a dentistry student, you should have the knowledge about what they look like, their names, and also their use. Do you think you will be able to identify a dental instrument in the image that is in front of you? Take this test below, prove yourself, and also share your score and quiz with friends for some bragging rights.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    • A.

      Adam's universal pliers

    • B.

      Molar forceps

    • C.

      Bone rongeurs

    Correct Answer
    A. Adam's universal pliers
    Explanation
    Adams universal pliers are a type of dental instrument used for various purposes, including gripping and manipulating dental materials or appliances. They have a versatile design that allows for a wide range of applications, making them a commonly used tool in dental procedures. Molar forceps, on the other hand, are specifically designed for extracting molars, and bone rongeurs are used for cutting or shaping bone. Therefore, the correct answer is Adams universal pliers because they have a broader scope of use compared to the other options.

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  • 2. 

    • A.

      Aluminum crown

    • B.

      Stainless steel crown

    • C.

      Metal crown

    Correct Answer
    A. Aluminum crown
  • 3. 

    • A.

      Chisel

    • B.

      X-ray holder

    • C.

      Austin retractor

    Correct Answer
    C. Austin retractor
  • 4. 

    • A.

      Briault probe

    • B.

      Ciptn

    • C.

      Jacquette

    Correct Answer
    A. Briault probe
  • 5. 

    • A.

      Curette

    • B.

      Probe

    • C.

      Scaler

    Correct Answer
    A. Curette
  • 6. 

    • A.

      Periodontal hoe

    • B.

      Scaler hoe

    • C.

      Restorative hoe

    Correct Answer
    A. Periodontal hoe
    Explanation
    A periodontal hoe is a dental instrument used for removing plaque and tartar from below the gumline. It has a curved, thin blade that is designed to reach into the periodontal pockets and scrape away the buildup. This instrument is specifically used for treating periodontal disease, which affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Other types of hoes, such as scaler hoes and restorative hoes, are not specifically designed for periodontal treatment and may not be as effective in removing plaque and tartar from below the gumline.

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  • 7. 

    • A.

      Push scaler

    • B.

      Jacquette scaler

    • C.

      Prophy scaler

    Correct Answer
    B. Jacquette scaler
  • 8. 

    • A.

      Wards carver

    • B.

      Le cron carver

    • C.

      Sickle probe

    Correct Answer
    B. Le cron carver
    Explanation
    The given question is incomplete and does not provide any context or information to determine the correct answer. Therefore, it is not possible to generate an explanation for the given correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    • A.

      Mauns wire cutters

    • B.

      Cryers elevator

    • C.

      Austin retractor

    Correct Answer
    A. Mauns wire cutters
  • 10. 

    • A.

      Perio hoe

    • B.

      Mitchells trimmer

    • C.

      Flat plastic

    Correct Answer
    B. Mitchells trimmer
  • 11. 

    • A.

      Paste filler- LENTULO SPIRAL

    • B.

      Gates glidden

    • C.

      Endo file

    Correct Answer
    A. Paste filler- LENTULO SPIRAL
  • 12. 

    • A.

      Couplands chisel

    • B.

      Cryers elvator

    • C.

      Periosteal elevator

    Correct Answer
    C. Periosteal elevator
    Explanation
    The image is of a periosteal elevator. This dental instrument is used to separate the periosteum (the layer that covers the bones) from the bone. It has a long, thin handle with a pointed tip at one end and a flat, curved blade at the other end. The handle is made of stainless steel and has a knurled grip for better control. The blade is curved and has a sharp edge for efficient performance.

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  • 13. 

    • A.

      Porcelain crown

    • B.

      Polycarbonate crown

    • C.

      Composite crown

    Correct Answer
    B. Polycarbonate crown
    Explanation
    A polycarbonate crown is a type of dental crown made from a strong and durable plastic material called polycarbonate. It is often used as a temporary crown while waiting for a permanent restoration. Polycarbonate crowns are less expensive and easier to fabricate compared to other types of crowns. They are also more aesthetically pleasing than metal crowns as they can be matched to the color of the natural teeth. Therefore, a polycarbonate crown is a suitable option for temporary restoration in cases where strength, cost-effectiveness, and aesthetics are important considerations.

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  • 14. 

    • A.

      Sickle scaler

    • B.

      Push scaler

    • C.

      Jacquette scaler

    Correct Answer
    B. Push scaler
    Explanation
    A push scaler is a type of dental instrument used for removing plaque and tartar from the teeth. It is designed with a straight handle and a curved working end with sharp points. The scaler is used by applying pressure and pushing it against the tooth surface to scrape off the buildup. This technique allows for effective removal of plaque and tartar without causing damage to the teeth or gums.

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  • 15. 

    • A.

      Extraction forceps

    • B.

      Orthodontic

    • C.

      Denture

    Correct Answer
    A. Extraction forceps
    Explanation
    Extraction forceps are dental instruments used by dentists to remove teeth from the mouth. They have a specific design that allows for a secure grip on the tooth, ensuring effective and safe extraction. Extraction forceps are commonly used in oral surgery procedures, such as tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal. They are different from orthodontic tools, which are used for teeth alignment, and dentures, which are artificial teeth replacements.

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  • 16. 

    • A.

      Briault probe

    • B.

      Sickle probe

    • C.

      Ciptn

    Correct Answer
    B. Sickle probe
  • 17. 

    • A.

      Jacquette

    • B.

      Briault

    • C.

      Sickle scaler

    Correct Answer
    C. Sickle scaler
  • 18. 

    • A.

      Metal

    • B.

      Aluminum

    • C.

      Stainless steel

    Correct Answer
    C. Stainless steel
    Explanation
    Stainless steel is the correct answer because it is a type of metal that is known for its resistance to corrosion and staining. It is commonly used in various industries, including construction, automotive, and kitchenware, due to its durability and aesthetic appeal. Stainless steel is composed of iron, chromium, and other elements, which give it its unique properties. Unlike aluminum, stainless steel does not easily oxidize or react with moisture, making it a popular choice for applications where strength and corrosion resistance are important.

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  • 19. 

    • A.

      Transparent

    • B.

      Glass

    • C.

      Rubber

    Correct Answer
    A. Transparent
    Explanation
    Transparent refers to the quality of allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be seen clearly. Glass is often transparent, as it is commonly used for windows and other applications where visibility is desired. Rubber, on the other hand, is not transparent and does not allow light to pass through. Therefore, the correct answer is transparent.

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  • 20. 

    • A.

      Cryers

    • B.

      Warrick James

    • C.

      Couplands

    Correct Answer
    A. Cryers
  • 21. 

    • A.

      Wax knife

    • B.

      Carver

    • C.

      Spatula

    Correct Answer
    A. Wax knife
    Explanation
    A wax knife is a tool used in various industries, such as dentistry and jewelry making, for shaping and carving wax. It has a sharp, pointed blade that allows for precise and intricate cuts. A carver, on the other hand, is a more general term that could refer to any tool used for carving, including wood or stone carving tools. A spatula, on the other hand, is a flat, broad tool used for spreading or mixing substances. Therefore, the most appropriate tool for shaping and carving wax would be a wax knife.

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  • 22. 

    • A.

      Finger spreader

    • B.

      Gates glidden

    • C.

      Mandrel

    Correct Answer
    B. Gates glidden
    Explanation
    A gates glidden is a type of dental instrument used in endodontic procedures. It is a small, cylindrical drill bit with a non-cutting tip that is used to enlarge the canal space in a tooth during root canal treatment. The gates glidden is inserted into the canal and rotated to remove dentin and create a smooth, tapered shape. This allows for better access and cleaning of the root canal system. The other options, finger spreader and mandrel, are not related to endodontic procedures and therefore are not the correct answer.

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  • 23. 

    • A.

      Red ribbon wax

    • B.

      Composition wax

    • C.

      Modelling wax

    Correct Answer
    A. Red ribbon wax
  • 24. 

    • A.

      Austin retractor

    • B.

      Mouth prop

    • C.

      Willis bite gauge

    Correct Answer
    C. Willis bite gauge
  • 25. 

    • A.

      Endo file

    • B.

      Finger spreader

    • C.

      Rotary file

    Correct Answer
    B. Finger spreader
    Explanation
    A finger spreader is a dental instrument used in endodontic treatment to compact and spread the root canal filling material. It is typically used after the canal has been shaped and cleaned with rotary files. The finger spreader is a small, tapered instrument that is manually inserted into the canal and rotated to distribute the filling material evenly. This helps to ensure a tight seal and prevent any gaps or voids in the root canal filling.

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  • 26. 

    • A.

      Suction tip

    • B.

      Airway

    Correct Answer
    B. Airway
    Explanation
    The correct answer is airway. The term "suction tip" refers to a medical device used to remove fluids or secretions from a patient's airway. Therefore, the airway is the most appropriate answer as it is directly related to the given term.

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  • 27. 

    • A.

      Wax

    • B.

      Articulating paper

    • C.

      Polishing strip

    Correct Answer
    B. Articulating paper
    Explanation
    Articulating paper is a thin paper used in dentistry to check the patient's bite and ensure that the teeth are coming together properly. It is coated with a colored substance that leaves marks on the teeth when the patient bites down. These marks help the dentist identify any areas of high pressure or misalignment in the bite. Wax, on the other hand, is commonly used for various purposes in dentistry, such as making impressions or creating temporary restorations. Polishing strips are used to smooth and polish the surfaces of teeth or dental restorations. Therefore, articulating paper is the most appropriate answer in this context.

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  • 28. 

    • A.

      Carver

    • B.

      Amalgam plugger

    • C.

      Flat plastic

    Correct Answer
    B. Amalgam plugger
    Explanation
    An amalgam plugger is a dental instrument used to condense and shape dental amalgam, which is a material commonly used for filling cavities. It is a handheld tool with a metal tip that is designed to pack and shape the amalgam material into the prepared tooth cavity. The other options mentioned, "carver" and "flat plastic," do not have the same function or purpose as an amalgam plugger in dental procedures.

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  • 29. 

    • A.

      Ball plugger

    • B.

      Plugger

    • C.

      Ball burnisher

    Correct Answer
    C. Ball burnisher
    Explanation
    The term "ball burnisher" refers to a dental instrument used for smoothing and polishing the surfaces of restorations, such as fillings or crowns. It typically has a rounded or ball-shaped tip that is used to apply pressure and friction to the restoration material, resulting in a smooth and shiny surface. The other terms mentioned, "ball plugger" and "plugger," do not specifically refer to dental instruments and do not have the same purpose as a ball burnisher.

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  • 30. 

    • A.

      Amalgam burnisher

    • B.

      Ball burnisher

    • C.

      Amalgam plugger

    Correct Answer
    A. Amalgam burnisher
    Explanation
    An amalgam burnisher is a dental instrument used to smooth and shape dental amalgam fillings. It is designed with a rounded tip that allows for precise manipulation and contouring of the amalgam material. The burnisher is used to create a smooth surface on the filling, ensuring proper adaptation and reducing the risk of bacterial accumulation. This instrument is commonly used in restorative dentistry procedures to achieve optimal results in filling placement and finishing.

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  • 31. 

    • A.

      Mixing spatula

    • B.

      Wax knife

    • C.

      Flat plastic

    Correct Answer
    A. Mixing spatula
    Explanation
    The given answer "mixing spatula" is the correct answer because it is the only item mentioned in the provided list. The other items mentioned, "wax knife" and "flat plastic," are not relevant to the question and do not match the given answer. Therefore, the correct answer is "mixing spatula."

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  • 32. 

    • A.

      Rubber cup

    • B.

      Bristle brush

    • C.

      Polishing strip

    Correct Answer
    A. Rubber cup
    Explanation
    A rubber cup is used in dental procedures for polishing teeth. It is attached to a dental handpiece and spins at high speeds to remove stains and plaque from the tooth surface. The rubber material is gentle on the teeth and gums, making it safe to use. The rubber cup is commonly used in conjunction with polishing paste to achieve a smooth and shiny finish on the teeth.

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  • 33. 

    • A.

      Polishing brush

    • B.

      Polishing cup

    • C.

      Polishing bur

    Correct Answer
    A. Polishing brush
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "polishing brush" because a brush is a common tool used for polishing various surfaces. It typically consists of bristles or fibers that can be used to apply polishing compounds or remove dirt and debris from a surface. In the context of polishing, a brush is often used to achieve a smooth and shiny finish on objects such as jewelry, metals, or even shoes.

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  • 34. 

    • A.

      Mouth prop

    • B.

      Saliva ejector

    • C.

      Amalgam mixer

    Correct Answer
    B. Saliva ejector
    Explanation
    A saliva ejector is a dental instrument used to remove saliva and other fluids from the patient's mouth during dental procedures. It is a low-volume suction device that helps keep the patient's mouth dry and clear, allowing the dentist to work more efficiently. Unlike a mouth prop, which is used to keep the patient's mouth open, and an amalgam mixer, which is used to mix dental materials, a saliva ejector serves the purpose of maintaining a dry and clean working area.

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  • 35. 

    • A.

      Elevator

    • B.

      Dissecting-Forceps

    • C.

      Tweezers

    Correct Answer
    B. Dissecting-Forceps
    Explanation
    Dissecting forceps are commonly known as tweezers and are used in various medical and laboratory procedures. They have two blades that can be used to grasp and manipulate small objects or tissues during dissection. Therefore, the correct answer is Dissecting-Forceps, as it is another term used to refer to tweezers in the context of medical and laboratory settings.

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  • 36. 

    • A.

      Elevator

    • B.

      Luxator

    • C.

      Coupland's chisel

    Correct Answer
    C. Coupland's chisel
    Explanation
    The given words "elevator" and "luxator" do not have any direct connection or similarity with "couplands chisel". However, "couplands chisel" is a tool used by dentists for tooth extraction, which makes it the odd one out as it is not related to elevators or luxators. Therefore, "couplands chisel" is the correct answer.

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  • 37. 

    • A.

      Spatula

    • B.

      Carver

    • C.

      Flat plastic

    Correct Answer
    C. Flat plastic
    Explanation
    A spatula is a kitchen tool used for flipping or lifting food. It is typically made of flat plastic, which allows it to easily slide under food without scratching the cooking surface. A carver, on the other hand, is a tool used for cutting or slicing food, such as a carving knife. Therefore, the correct answer is "flat plastic" as it accurately describes the material typically used to make a spatula.

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  • 38. 

    • A.

      Modeling wax

    • B.

      Green-stick wax

    • C.

      Ribbon wax

    Correct Answer
    B. Green-stick wax
    Explanation
    Green-stick wax is a type of modeling wax that is commonly used in dentistry. It is called "green-stick" because it has a soft and pliable consistency when heated, making it easy to manipulate and mold. This type of wax is often used for making temporary crowns, bridges, and other dental prosthetics. It can be shaped and formed to create accurate replicas of teeth and gums, allowing dentists to create precise and customized dental restorations for their patients. Green-stick wax is an essential material in dental laboratories and clinics, enabling dentists to provide high-quality and comfortable dental treatments.

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  • 39. 

    • A.

      Radiation monitoring badge

    • B.

      X-ray film

    Correct Answer
    A. Radiation monitoring badge
    Explanation
    A radiation monitoring badge is used to measure and monitor the level of radiation exposure that a person receives. It is typically worn by individuals who work in environments where there is a risk of exposure to radiation, such as nuclear power plants or medical facilities. The badge contains a dosimeter that detects and records the amount of radiation that the person is exposed to over a period of time. This information is then used to ensure that the person's radiation exposure is within safe limits and to take necessary precautions if the exposure exceeds the recommended levels.

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  • 40. 

    • A.

      Floss

    • B.

      Polishing strip

    • C.

      Retraction cord

    Correct Answer
    C. Retraction cord
    Explanation
    A retraction cord is a dental tool used to create space between the tooth and the gum tissue. It is typically made of cotton or polyester and is placed in the gingival sulcus to push the gum tissue away from the tooth. This allows for better visibility and access during dental procedures such as taking impressions or placing restorations. The use of a retraction cord can help achieve accurate results and improve the overall quality of dental work.

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  • 41. 

    • A.

      Floss

    • B.

      Retraction cord

    • C.

      Needle and silk suture

    Correct Answer
    C. Needle and silk suture
    Explanation
    The correct answer is suture needle and silk. This is because a suture needle and silk are commonly used in medical procedures to close wounds or incisions. Silk is a strong and durable material that is suitable for stitching, while a suture needle is designed to effectively penetrate and secure the tissue. Together, they form a reliable combination for suturing purposes.

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  • 42. 

    • A.

      Luxator

    • B.

      Chisel

    • C.

      Elevator

    Correct Answer
    A. Luxator
    Explanation
    A luxator is a dental instrument that is used to remove teeth from the socket by cutting the periodontal ligament. It is a specialized tool that is commonly used in oral surgery and dental extractions. The luxator is designed to be sharp and thin, allowing it to be inserted into the periodontal ligament space and gently twisted to loosen the tooth. This instrument is different from a chisel, which is a cutting tool used to shape or split hard materials, and an elevator, which is used to lift and separate tissues during dental procedures.

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  • 43. 

    • A.

      Paper points

    • B.

      Accessory point

    • C.

      Toothpick

    Correct Answer
    A. Paper points
  • 44. 

    • A.

      Siqveland matrix retainer

    • B.

      Tofflemire matrix retaiber

    Correct Answer
    B. Tofflemire matrix retaiber
  • 45. 

    • A.

      Clear matrix strip

    • B.

      Matrix band

    • C.

      Polishing strips

    Correct Answer
    A. Clear matrix strip
    Explanation
    A clear matrix strip is a dental tool used to create a temporary wall or barrier between teeth during dental procedures. It is made of a transparent material, allowing the dentist to have a clear view of the tooth being treated. This strip helps in isolating the tooth from adjacent teeth, preventing contamination and ensuring accurate placement of dental materials. It also provides support and stability to the tooth being worked on. Therefore, a clear matrix strip is an essential tool in dental procedures for effective and precise treatment.

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  • 46. 

    • A.

      Gutta-percha points

    • B.

      Paper points

    • C.

      Wedge

    Correct Answer
    A. Gutta-percha points
    Explanation
    Gutta-percha points are a type of dental material used in root canal treatments. They are made from a natural rubber material called gutta-percha, which is biocompatible and can be easily shaped and molded to fit the root canal space. Gutta-percha points are used to fill the cleaned and shaped root canal, sealing it off to prevent reinfection. They are commonly used in combination with a sealer to ensure a complete seal. Overall, gutta-percha points are an essential tool in ensuring the success and longevity of root canal treatments.

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  • 47. 

    • A.

      Ribbon wax

    • B.

      Modeling wax

    • C.

      Composition wax

    Correct Answer
    B. Modeling wax
    Explanation
    Modeling wax is the correct answer because it is a type of wax that is specifically designed for use in sculpting and creating models. It is soft and pliable, making it easy to shape and manipulate. Modeling wax is commonly used in various industries, such as art, dentistry, and special effects makeup. It has a low melting point, allowing it to be easily melted and molded into different forms. Overall, modeling wax is the most appropriate choice among the given options for creating and shaping models.

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  • 48. 

    • A.

      Bur

    • B.

      Pop on mandrel

    • C.

      Moores mandrel

    Correct Answer
    C. Moores mandrel
  • 49. 

    • A.

      Mouth prop

    • B.

      Instrument handle

    • C.

      Deseather

    Correct Answer
    A. Mouth prop
    Explanation
    A mouth prop is a dental instrument used to keep the patient's mouth open during dental procedures. It helps to provide better access and visibility for the dentist while ensuring the patient's comfort. The other options, instrument handle and deseather, are unrelated to the concept of a mouth prop and therefore, are not the correct answer.

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  • 50. 

    • A.

      Needle holders

    • B.

      Tissue dissecting forceps

    • C.

      Scissors

    Correct Answer
    A. Needle holders
    Explanation
    Needle holders are surgical instruments used to hold and manipulate needles during medical procedures. They are designed with a locking mechanism that securely holds the needle in place, allowing for precise and controlled movements. Tissue dissecting forceps, on the other hand, are used for grasping and dissecting tissues, while scissors are used for cutting. Therefore, out of the three options given, needle holders are the most appropriate instrument for holding and manipulating needles.

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